Adelaide Crows star Taylor Walker and partner Ellie Brown announced in September the pair were expecting their first child. But, the AFL club has shared the devastating news the couple have lost their child.
A statement released by the club says, "Adelaide has granted Taylor Walker personal leave following the loss of he and his partner Ellie's unborn baby."
"The thoughts of the entire Crows family are with Taylor and Ellie, as well as their extended family, at this difficult time.
"The Club asks that their privacy is respected and there will be no further comment at this stage."
The 28-year-old was awarded captaincy in 2015 and has played 167 games for the Crows since his 2009 debut.
The upsetting news comes after after Adelaide vice-captain Rory Sloane and his wife Belinda revealed their son Leo was tragically delivered stillborn in August.
Our thoughts are with the couple.